There may be one less back to deal with

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  1. Twitch-Houston

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  2. mootini

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    Don't forget about Greg Jones! I bet Taylor will play, but if not I'm still happy with Jones-Drew and Greg Jones...and don't forget about Garrard.
     
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    Jones Drew is something to worry about. Greg Jones is a good running FB, not a RB at this point.
     
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    I dont know about you guys but i'd much rather the Texans face the great Greg Jones instead of Fred Taylor...
     
  5. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    If only that was the case...Jones is their FB and isn't really a feature back in the NFL...but MJD is a hell of a back and is very dangerous.
     
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    His height or lack thereof allows him to hide behind his O-Linemen & confuse the defense, and his low center of gravity combined with his strong frame make him a good bet to pickup those extra yards. He's pretty good catching the ball out of the backfield as well. Our defense will have to be very sure tacklers this Sunday or MJD could have a field day.
     
  7. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Best advice is to ignore their injury report and expect the worst. It always seems to me like player "x" goes out and whoever steps in for him has a career day or player "x" is reported to be hurting and then he plays that day and has a career day.

    If they aren't listed as out and their backup isn't also listed as out then it makes no difference to me.
     
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    I'm more afraid of MJD receiving than running. I think we'll see a bunch of screens.
     


  9. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    The biggest difference in the Jags and the Texans is that we aren't a deep team yet. When our starters go down we tend to bring in guys who are borderline NFL players and when Fred Taylor goes down they bring in a guy like Jones-Drew.
     
  10. Twitch-Houston

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    I think I'm more worried about Jones-Drew than Taylor unfortunately. He's squirrelly.

    :sos:
     
  11. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    And the fact that Dom and Charley messed up so many drafts, and then messed up so many free agency acquisitions....Kubiak and Smith have about another 2-3 years of drafts to get us into a position where our depth is like most teams.

    We could be the next dynasty (like the Patriots) if Kubiak and Smith continue building this team at the same rate theu have the past 1 1/2 years.

    They've done in 1 1/2 years what Dom and Charley couldn't do in their whole tenure here.

    With our cap space, and with the right draft and acquisitions...we should be a strong team in the next 2 years. I think we've just been subjected to so much abuse by Dom and Charley that we're not really able to see just how far we've come (and how far we can go).
     
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    Just heard it on ESPN, Taylor's going to get the start.
     
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    I aint scayard.:fans: :cool:
     
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    That worked out great
     
  15. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    lol
     
  16. Twitch-Houston

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    Wish I would have been wrong about this....:wheel:
     
  17. mootini

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    244 yards rushing..enough said:whip:
     
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    Wolf 100% Texan

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    who did that?
     
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    The running game from the Jags..ENJOY!!!
     
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    besides one big run by Taylor......Jones-Drew did that. Ran through our tacklers like a hot knife through butter.
     

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